FOUND: a place at the beach
Hamptons at $10M, plus Claremont Hall in Morningside Hts, North Fork restaurants, Bellport, MORE
REAL ESTATE • FOUND Development
Town meets gown in Morningside Heights
Here is Claremont Hall, a polished, 41-story, 165-unit condo tower designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, nearing completion in studious Morningside Heights. Stern, known for bringing classical panache to otherwise thoroughly modern apartment buildings (see: 15 Central Park West), got to play with two nearby references here: the nearby Riverside Church and the Union Theological Seminary, to which the tower is conjoined. Indeed, the project is a mixed-use development borne of a collaboration between the (Columbia-affiliated) Seminary and the developer, Lendlease, who paid $60 million for the air rights in 2017.
Four of the building’s apartments went into contract in the past week, per Marketproof, including #36A, a 3BR/3.5BA condo asking $4.995M. Of the tower’s three penthouses, #PH41, a 4BR/4BA with a long terrace fronting the Hudson River closed earlier this year having asked $10.25M. Residency is set for this fall, salvation not included.
NYC REAL ESTATE LINKS: 55 Broad latest Wall Street tower set to go residential • Here’s what the latest Battery Park City flood protection plans look like • 609 Second Avenue tops out in Kips Bay • Estate deal sets new residential price record for CT • What $125,000/month rents for in Hudson Square.
GETAWAYS • The Nines
Restaurants, North Fork & Shelter Island
The Minnow (New Suffolk), waterfront dining in renovated Galley Ho digs
North Fork Table & Inn (Southold), chef John Fraser carries on a classic
Southold Social (Southold), year-old bistro from chef Francois Payard; see also Southold General for grab-and-go
Alpina (Greenport), a taste of Switzerland with wines to match
Anker (Greenport, above), creative seafood and raw bar from former Four Seasons NYC chef
Little Creek Oyster Farm & Market (Greenport), for shuck-your-own oysters
The Halyard (Greenport), best waterfront views on the North Fork
Duryea’s (Orient Point), offshoot of Hamptons favorite; boat arrival plays
Léon 1909 (Shelter Island), Provençale-style cooking over an open wood fire
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GETAWAYS • North Fork
Salumeria by day, osteria by night
The couple who made Nolita’s Peasant an NYC fixture for two decades have migrated to the North Fork. In June, Frank DeCarlo, the chef with a penchant for vintage everything — espresso makers, meat slicers, even a cash register — and his wife Dulcinea Benson opened Salumeria Sarto, a spacious Italian specialty shop and cafe in Greenport, which doubles on Friday and Saturday nights as a five-table set-menu osteria.
The seasonal Italian menu spans six courses including dessert and begins with one of DeCarlo’s house-baked breads, such as pane-ceccina (a chickpea flatbread), before moving into a mix of seafood, meats, and vegetables, like gurgulione — an Italian take on ratatouille with ripe tomatoes, eggplant, and zucchini — and Peasant classics such as lobster risotto and suckling pig. With 16 seats, booking is essential.
In need of Italian larder goods? Wooden shelves along the walls offer supersized dry pasta, metal tins of olive oil, and tiny jars of Shelter Island honey. Call it a night after an espresso pulled from DeCarlo’s retro Rancilio brewer. –Kat Odell
GETAWAYS • Hamptons Real Estate Report
Future battlefronts for Hamptons bidding wars
With the back half of summer upon us and dreams of next summer’s getaways just coming into view, today we continue our multi-part tour of NYC second-home markets with the Hamptons.
The real estate story in the Hamptons in the first half of this year mirrors that seen in our two previous second-home markets: namely, very little inventory, but often, fierce competition for the houses that actually do come to market. In the second quarter, that translated to the fewest number of luxury sales in 16 years of tracking by the Elliman Market Report — but also nearly one-third of all deals resulting from bidding wars, a record high.
The lesson for Hamptons buyers this summer? Move fast for the good stuff. Here are three new-to-market properties in the $10M range. Ready, set, go.
→ 33 Mashomuck Dr. (Sag Harbor), 4BR, 3.5BA, 3300 SF, waterfront on Sag Harbor Bay. Asking price: $9.995M. Days on market: 3. Broker: Saunders & Associates.
→ 700 Hedges Ln. (Sagaponack), 5BR, 6.5BA, 6060 SF, vintage farmhouse south of the highway. Asking price: $9.95M. Days on market: 70. Broker: Bespoke Real Estate.
→ 114 Meeting House Ln. (Amagansett, above), 6BR, 5.5BA, 4600 SF, new construction in the Amagansett Lanes. Asking price: $9.5M. Days on market: 7. Broker: Sotheby’s International Realty.
GETAWAYS LINKS: Upper East Side’s The Mark hotel plagued by brat • Canyon Ranch’s big U.S. expansion to focus on urban membership clubs, including NYC • We finally know why the TSA is cracking down on CLEAR • Why you’re not getting that hotel suite upgrade: cleaning costs.
CULTURE & LEISURE • Friday Routine
Bellport: ‘sort of a country club, except public’
JESSE OXFELD, speechwriter and comms strategist, Pace University; A.H. Levy & Co.
Neighborhood you live in: Upper West Side and Bellport, L.I.
It’s Friday afternoon, how are you rolling into the weekend?
We’ve more or less decamped to Bellport for the season. It’s a pretty great spot — a quasi-New England seaside village, with a bit of an upstate feel, on the South Shore of Long Island, very laidback, very friendly, generally a lovely place to be. But even when we’re here less regularly, we typically come out on Thursday night after dinner. One of the best parts of Bellport is that without traffic, it’s under 90 minutes door to door.
Any restaurant plans?
We go where all the city people here go: The Bellport on Friday night. It’s a hoot. Someone once pointed out that the entire Village of Bellport is sort of a country club, except public. There’s the ferry to the private Fire Island beach and the actual village country club, both open to residents and their guests. And then there’s this restaurant, which is basically club food: At first you think the huge menu could be a third as long and twice as good — clam chowder and chicken tikka masala? But by the time you’re there for the sixth time in a month you’re thrilled there are so many options.
How about a little leisure or culture?
I spent more than a decade as a theater critic, seeing just about everything on and off-Broadway. These days we’re keeping things a bit more low-key. That said, the Gateway Playhouse, which calls itself Long Island’s Premiere Professional Musical Theater, is basically across the street from us, and as a well-credentialed snob I’ve been surprised by how much I enjoy the traveling productions that come through.
Any weekend getaways?
We’ll be breaking away from Bellport shortly for the usual other Northeastern summer haunts. The parents on Long Beach Island (and crabcakes at Black-Eyed Susans). The in-laws in Southcoast, Massachusetts (and multiple daily stops at the perfect getaway-town shop, Farm & Coast Market, which I dream of replicating in Bellport). The old friends with a home in Maine (and obligatory sunset g-and-ts at the BPI).
What was your last great vacation?
We went to Amsterdam and London in the spring, low-key and easy but a combo of two trips that were booked and canceled during pandemic. In Amsterdam, dining at BAK was I think just the right amount of New Nordic-ish for me — I enjoyed it, I felt cool, and the staff mostly had big beards and tattoos, but I didn’t actually have to eat any nettle foams (I think?). In London, on a friend’s rec, we checked out Dennis Severs’ House, which is unlike any historic-house tour we’ve ever done.
CULTURE & LEISURE • Ticket Sampler
Stop making sense
Here Lies Love, David Byrne & Fatboy Slim, Broadway Theatre, Sat @ 8p, floorside, $215.50 per
Aimee Mann, Count Basie Center for the Arts (Red Bank, NJ), Sun @ 7pm, floor, $130 per
Hip Hop Across the Pillow, Jacob’s Pillow (Becket, MA), Sat @ 8p, tier 1, $94 per
CULTURE LINKS: Inside Herzog and De Meuron’s transformation of Gowanus batcave into Powerhouse Arts Facility • The Tempest will be last Shakespeare in the Park show until 2025 (Delacourte reno!) • Guggenheim raises price of admission to $30, keeping pace with Whitney and Met; Gego exhibit is worth it • UCB reopening on 14th Street this fall • It’s getting easier to load art on the TV.
LOST & FOUND • Behind the Paywall
Dispatches from the frontline, from FOUND subscribers for FOUND subscribers:
A handful of favorite NYC restaurants from this week’s new subscribers: Zaytinya (Nomad) • Casa Enrique (Long Island City) • Hart's (Bed-Stuy) • Dominick's (Arthur Ave.) • Raf's (Noho).
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